VCN – HCM City Customs Department refunded about VND7 billion of VAT to exit passengers carrying goods worth over VND95 billion in January, the city’s customs department said.
Officers of Tan Son Nhat International Airport inspect the luggage of exiting passengers.
Accordingly, 1,152 foreigners and oversea Vietnamese residents have been refunded VAT of about VND7 billion.
Goods eligible for VAT refund include shoes, watches, clothes, cosmetics, handbags…
After the interruption of VAT refunds due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, from the end of 2022, immigration activities have been resumed—accordingly, foreigners and Vietnamese oversea residents carrying goods on exit are subject to VAT refund increase.
The Department has actively facilitated passengers in a tax refund and removed some problems arising in the tax refund process for foreigners.
By Le Thu/Ngoc Loan